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Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie
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Sep 04, 2007

really liked it
Read in October, 2007

I think I might have given this 3.5 stars, if that were an option, because I'm somewhere between liking it and really liking it. One problem was I got really REALLY sick of Crusie's use of italics to show how passionate and fiery her characters were. (And I know it's Crusie, not Mayer, doing that, because she's always used lots of italics in dialogue. She went way overboard in this book, though.) I was surprised by the amount of killing and violent sex in this book, but not dismayed by it. Hey, it was exciting. This was definitely a departure for Jenny Crusie. I haven't read the book she did with Anne Stuart and I forget the other woman writer--The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes--but I'm curious to see how a different collaboration affected her writing style.
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message 1: by Janene (last edited Jun 20, 2009 06:40PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Janene Hi Catherine...

I am just starting this book and was sitting here thinking to myself..'what is holding me back from really liking this book? Something is bothering me about the writing style??'

You solved the mystery for me. It's the italics. Waay over-done & distracting.

Thank you. Now I can keep reading. lol

Catherine That's so funny! Well, I'm glad the mystery is solved so you can move on. :)

(I really don't know why their editor let her do that so're right, it's just so, so overdone.)

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